Firm Profile > Bird & Bird s.r.o. advokátní kancelář > Prague, Czech Republic

Bird & Bird s.r.o. advokátní kancelář
110 00 PRAGUE 1
Czech Republic

Intellectual property Tier 1

Bird & Bird s.r.o. advokátní kancelář is singled out for its pre-eminent intellectual property practice and handles an assortment of landmark mandates spanning high-stakes litigation and complex data protection work. Practice head and IP arbitrator Vojtěch Chloupek advises large domestic and multinational clients on trade marks, copyright, and design registration matters. On the litigation side, experienced senior associate Andrea Jarolímková covers both contentious and non-contentious issues and is highlighted for her data protection and privacy law expertise. Also in the team is Jiří Malý, who focuses on enforcement rights and has appeared before the courts.

Practice head(s):

Vojtěch Chloupek

Other key lawyers:

Andrea Jarolímková;  Jiří Malý

Key clients

Nadace Terezy Maxové dětem

Knobbe Martens (ultimate client Monster Energy Company)

Verne Global

APS Holding

Phonexia s.r.o.

Biolandes Technologies SAS

Bravonext SA

Lacoste + Gant

TMT Tier 1

Bird & Bird s.r.o. advokátní kancelář is widely considered one of the market leaders in the telecoms area, and is renowned for acting for sector-leading companies. Practice head Vojtěch Chloupek leads the full-service group which advises on cybersecurity, cryptocurrency, and artificial intelligence issues for an array of IT clients. Senior associate Andrea Jarolímková is the name to note for data protection matters and handles contentious and non-contentious work. The team has a cross-over with its IP practice and offers clients an integrated service.

Practice head(s):

Vojtěch Chloupek

Other key lawyers:

Andrea Jarolímková

Key clients

SAZKA a.s.

Ataccama Software, s.r.o.

ALE International


Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 4

Bird & Bird s.r.o. advokátní kancelář focuses on corporate transactions and restructuring matters for a variety of clients, including tech start-ups and international corporations. Ivan Sagál leads the team, which includes associates Gabriela Malá and Ľubomír Brečka, who are noted for their banking expertise.

Practice head(s):

Ivan Sagál

Other key lawyers:

Gabriela Malá; Ľubomír Brečka

Key clients

Serum Institute of India Pvt. Ltd (part of Cyrus Poonawalla Group)

KB SmartSolutions, s.r.o.

Piston Rings Komarov s.r.o.

T. K. Boesen Capital Partners / Equinox AI B.V.

Widex Line, member of the WS Audiology Group

Dispute resolution Tier 4

Bird & Bird s.r.o. advokátní kancelář excels in handling complex shareholder disputes for an array of clients, particularly those in the automotive and technology sectors. The team, which is jointly led by Ivan Sagál and IP expert Vojtěch Chloupek, also handles employment disputes and IP infringement matters. Associate Michaela Hermanová is another key name.

Practice head(s):

Ivan Sagál; Vojtěch Chloupek

Other key lawyers:

Michaela Hermanová

Key clients

Insolv, v.o.s.

Real estate and construction Tier 4

Bird & Bird s.r.o. advokátní kancelář has a focus on project management and property development matters for construction companies and foreign investor clients. Practice head Ivan Sagál advises on restructuring and real estate acquisitions. He is supported by experienced senior associate Daniela Opletalová who handles lease agreements and all aspects of construction law.

Practice head(s):

Ivan Sagál

Other key lawyers:

Daniela Opletalová

Key clients


Lighthouse Group

Employment Tier 5

Bird & Bird s.r.o. advokátní kancelář advises both domestic and international clients on employment matters such as restructurings, terminations and remote working conditions. Led by Ivan Sagál, the team is made up of senior associate Daniela Opletalová, who has a decade of experience in employment-related corporate work, and Filip Hron, who is recommended for sensitive internal investigations.

Practice head(s):

Ivan Sagál

Other key lawyers:

Daniela Opletalová; Filip Hron

Key clients

Pharmaceutical Research Associates CZ

HanesBrands Inc

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The firm: Bird & Bird is an international law firm, with a long-established reputation for having a rare and invaluable grasp of strategic commercial issues. The firm combines exceptional legal expertise with deep industry knowledge and refreshingly creative thinking, to help clients operating at the forefront of their industries to achieve their commercial goals.

Bird & Bird has over 1,200 lawyers and legal practitioners with broad advisory transactional and contentious capability, with a particular focus on key industry sectors. The firm has an extensive international reach with 28 offices in 19 countries across Europe, Asia-Pacific and the Middle East, offering a seamless, cross-border service between locations and sector and practice groups.

Bird & Bird’s offices in Prague and Bratislava were established as greenfield operations in 2008. The Czech office operates under the leadership of a three-member team comprising Ivan Sagál, head of the banking and finance practice, Vladimír Nyč, head of the real estate practice, and Vojtěch Chloupek, head of the intellectual property practice.

The teams serve Czech, Slovak and international clients in all areas of business law such as intellectual property, data protection, technology, media and telecommunication, corporate/M&A, real estate, banking and finance, life science, public sector, energy and utilities, and renewable energy. The firm takes pride in its young, enthusiastic and proactive team, with a deep understanding of the businesses in which its clients operate.

Both offices are a fully integrated part of the Bird & Bird network, co-operating effectively with other Bird & Bird offices, in addition to close co-operation with the other CE offices in Bratislava, Budapest and Warsaw.

Areas of practice: Underpinned by deep client and industry knowledge, the firm’s key sectors include:

Automotive: advising on all stages of a life cycle of a motor vehicle, from initial design, to sales and distribution, through to disposals.

Aviation, aerospace, defence and security: advising on asset management and financing, civil aviation matters, including airlines, regulatory and competition issues, and aerospace and defence, including PPP/PFI and product liability.

Energy and utilities: advising large multinationals, investors, project companies and large energy consumers on electricity generation, energy trading, renewable energy, cleantech and climate change, and upstream oil and gas.

Financial services: advising global clients in the financial services sector, such as global retail and investment banks, investors and hedge funds, on transactions, regulatory issues, commercial contracts and dispute resolution.

Food and beverage: advising on a full range of areas, including branding, labelling, health claims, fair trade and patents on novel foods.

Life sciences and healthcare: advising clients in biotechnology, bioinformatics and pharmaceutical companies on licensing and drug development agreements, R&D collaboration, IP acquisitions and joint ventures.

Media and entertainment: advising clients from across the media spectrum on a wide range of issues, including exploitation across all forms of digital media and emerging areas, such as user-generated content exploitation.

Sports: advising clients such as national and international sports governing bodies, event organisers and sponsors on issues including exploitation of commercial rights, brand management, regulatory and disciplinary issues.

Technology and communications: advising international corporations, local businesses, regulators, financiers and public sector entities on the full scope of technology and communications matters, from regulatory and commercial to M&A, intellectual property and disputes, on matters ranging from smaller innovative projects to some of the largest, most complex and ground-breaking transactions and disputes of recent years.

Department Name Email Telephone
Corporate Ivan Sagál
Commercial Ivan Sagál
Restructuring and insolvency Ivan Sagál
Banking and finance Ivan Sagál
Dispute resolution Ivan Sagál
Dispute resolution Vojtech Chloupek
Real estate Daniela Opletalová
Intellectual property Vojtech Chloupek
Technology and communications Vojtech Chloupek
Media Vojtech Chloupek
Data protection Vojtech Chloupek
Data protection Andrea Jarolímková
Competition Vojtech Chloupek
Employment Ivan Sagál
Employment Daniela Opletalová
Number of lawyers : 1,200
at this office : 25
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